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New @Fiber Research

2023 U.S. Fiber Lit Buildings LEADERBOARD

AT&T retains #1 position

Double digit increase in 2023 for U.S. Fiber Lit sitesĀ 

The number of U.S. fiber lit sites is steadily expanding across every commercial building size segment. Demand is also accelerating from cloud providers and service providers to support the rise in AI, security services, and other applications requiring ultra-high capacity fiber connectivity to Data Centers.

Rosemary Cochran, Principal, Vertical Systems Group

New @Ethernet Research

Year-End 2023
Global Provider Ethernet Services LEADERBOARD

Colt secures #1 rank as top Global Ethernet Provider, surpassing Orange Business; Cirion enters the LEADERBOARD

The geographic expansion of the Global Ethernet market continued in 2023, while several domestic markets flattened. Colt ascended to the top rank in our Global Provider segment following key acquisitions and market growth beyond its Pan-European base.

Rick Malone, Principal, Vertical Systems Group

New @SD-WAN Research

2023 U.S. SD-WAN

Four of the five LEADERBOARD positions change; VMware by Broadcom secures #1 rank, surpassing Cisco; HPE Aruba Networking advances to #4, ahead of Versa Networks

Significant changes in site shares for the leading SD-WAN Technology companies resulted in a shakeup in the year-end 2023 rankings. Many enterprise customers areĀ refreshing their Carrier Managed SD-WAN networks with new orchestration capabilities, dynamic underlay connectivity, and SSE security.

Rosemary Cochran, Principal, Vertical Systems Group

@Wavelength Research

2022 U.S. Wavelength Services LEADERBOARD

U.S. benchmark for retail and wholesale Wavelength services

Wavelength services are growing steadily, driven by the surge in gigabit bandwidth requirements from carriers, webscale network operators, and enterprises. In the past year the sweet spot jumped from 10 Gbps to 100 Gbps for new customer purchases due to more competitive pricing for higher speed wavelengths.ā€

Rick Malone, Principal, Vertical Systems Group

2022 U.S. Wavelength LEADERBOARD

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